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Law Governs E-ticketing

Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said the Government has now put in a new law to govern e-ticketing issues. He was responding to an oral question raised by Opposition member Prem Singh
15 May 2015 09:17
Law Governs E-ticketing
Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed- Khaiyum making his way to Parliament yesterday. Photo: Paulini Ratulailai

Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said the Government has now put in a new law to govern e-ticketing issues.

He was responding to an oral question raised by Opposition member Prem Singh as to why e-ticketing stopped in March after it was trialled in 2012 involving students enjoying bus fare subsidies.

“The law has already been drafted and gazetted and the reason for that law is to ensure that the rules of engagement are always there if one of them, Vodafone or Digicel, decides to pull out then there is a particularly penalty for that because sometimes commercial interests overtake what is good for the country so that is why that law has been put in place,” Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.

“As soon as inter-operability commences we will start it.

“Inter-operability will help ensure that a passenger can use any bus e-ticket for any e-ticketing machine,” he said.

The A-G said they were yet to reach an agreement with suppliers as meetings continued with them.

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